GRE Word List

SUSTENANCE

sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food

The meaning of the word sustenance is sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food.

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transposereverse the order or position of
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